May: NAME: Demicon 28 DATE: May 5-7 Location: Des Moines, IA Events: Art and Artists, Promo Art Contest, Meet and Greet, Guests, Cosplay, Masquerade, Dealers/Vendors, Anime Room, Children's Activities, Table top and RPG Games, Teen Lounge, Parties (Hosted by attendiees), Musical Performers. NAME: Marcon 51 DATE: May 12-14 LOCATION: Columbus, OH Events: What is Marcon?The simplest answer is a weekend of fun. It is where everyone that enjoys movies, books, music, art, science, and everything in between comes together in one place to watch, talk about, dress like, sing, and/or learn from like minded people, be they writers, actors, scientists, artists, professionals of all kinds, or simply fans. Guests and Guest Artists, Dealers/Vendors, TT gaming tournament, Art show, Panels, Presenters, Shadow Cast Performers, Cosplay and Cosplay Guest Artists. NAME: Anime St. Louis Date: May 12-14 Location: St. Charles, MO Events: Charity Events, Photo Shoots and Photography, Vendors and dealers, Maid Cafe, Costume Contest/Masquerade, Social Events, Special Events, Gaming, Guests (Voice Overs, Artist and writers, Cosplay and costuming, Entertainers, Dancakes ? ( You have to read about this one)), and meet the 501st Legion . Name: Motor City Comic Con Date: May 19-21 Location: Novi, MI Events: Guests (Comic, Crafters and Costumers, Media), Exhibitors, Blood Drive, Cosplay Contest Kids and Adult, Panels, Photo OPs. Name: Anime Central Date: May 19-21 Location: Rosemont, IL Events: Industry, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Convention Traders/Dealers, Costume Contests, Dances, Gaming, Manga Library, Panels, Video Programing Name: Con Ques T 48 Date: May 26-28 Location: Kansas City, MO Events: Kansas City’s Longest-Running Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention! Panels, Gaming, Cosplay, Author Events, Dealer’s Room, and more! Name: AniMinneapolis Date: May 26-28 Location: Minneapolis, MN Events: concerts/dances/contests, play video games, and buy anime stuff. Name: Media West Con 37 Date: May 26-29 Location: Lansing, MI Events: DEALERS, ART SHOW, FAN QUALITY AWARDS, SF/MEDIA FAN FUND, FANNISH VIDEO, 'ZINE READING ROOM, GAME ROOM, MASQUERADE/PLAYS, TRAVEL. SOUVENIRS Name: Anime Oasis Date: May 26-29 Location: Boise, ID Events: Cosplay, Cosplay Challanges and Battle, High Society Formal, Roller Disco, Panels, Swimsuit Contest, J-Fashion Show, AMV Contest, Dealers/Vendors, Artists Alley, Karaoke, TT Gaming, Autographs, Cosplay Repair/Changing Rooms. JUNE Name: Colossalcon 16 Date: June 1-4 Location: Sandusky, OH Events: Otaku Arts and Crafts Fair, Flea Market, Lolita Tea Party and Fashion Show, Platinum League Pokemon, Dances and Dance Line up, Formal Ball, Panels, Photo Shoots, Table Top/CCG and Video Games, Wig Styling Competition, Tag on Titan, Dodgeball, Water Park After Hours Event, Ohio Robotics Club, Toothless Dragon Props, Guest and Guest Panelist, Cosplay, Masquerade. Name: CoreCon Date: June 8-11 Location: Fargo, ND Events: Anime, Artists Alley, Art Show, Corecon Kids, Egames, Guests, Vendors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests. Name: Sausomecon Date: June 9-11 Location: Kansas City, MO Events: Cosplay Contest, Chii Sakurabi Performance (Japanese Pop Singer), Kazha Performance (Japanese Rock Band), Maid Cafe, Mad Hatter Tea Party, Pokemon Tournament, Heroic Interactive Theater, Video Game Tournament Name: Cosplacon Date: June 15-18 Location: Jefferson City, MO Events: Pokemon League, Iron Cosplay Competition (15 Minute onstage Cosplay Melee), Cosplay Royal/Runway and Skits, Cosplay and Cosplay Guests Name: Steam Dream Expo Date: June 16-18 Location: Augusta, MI Events: Live Entertainment, Shopping/Flea Market, Panels and Workshops, Cosplay and Cosplay Competition. Name: Jafax Date: June 16-18 Location: Grand Rapids, MI Events: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Japanese, Culture, Vendors, Guests, Cosplay, AMVs, Artists Alley, Panels, Maid Cafe Name: Sodak Con Date: June 23-25 Location: Rapid City, SD Events: Artists Alley, Art Show, Cosplay, Masquerade, Dealer Room, Fan Music Videos, Fashion Show Competition, Lady Chris Memorial Blood Drive, Panels, Special Guests. Name: Anime Festival of Wichata Date: June 23-25 Location: Wichata, KS Events: Cosplay, Fashion Show and Skit, Anime Music Video Contest, EGC Tea Party, Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, TT Gaming, Artists, Dealers, Panels. Name: InConJunction Date: June 30- July 2 Location: Indianapolis, IN Events: Guests (Authors, Artists, Media, Cosplay, Science, Music), Special Events, Cosplay, Masquerade Contest, Dr. Who Room, Anime Room, Viseo Room, Gaming, Art Show, Charity Event JULY: Name: Convergence Date: July 6-9 Location: Bloomington, MN Events: Local and National Guests Over Two Full Floors of Cabana Room Parties Panels and Other Programming Live Music and DJ Dances Harmonic CONvergence Performance Space Masquerade Costume Contest Cinema Rex Movie Room Theater Nippon Anime Room Dealers Room Art Show and Auction Artist Alley ConSuite Hospitality Area COF2E2 Free Coffee Shop Space Lounge Connie’s Quantum Sandbox Gaming of All Kinds Name: Anime Midwest (anime) Date: July 7-9 Location: Rosemont, IL Events: Cosplay, Exhibitors/Exhibitor Hall, Anime, Music Festival, Guests, Robot Uprising, Fan Run Con, Swordsmanship Demo, Free Autographs, Gaming Events Name: Indy Pop Con Date: July 7-9 Location: Indianapolis, IN Events: Interactive Exhibits, Workshops, Panels, Droid Hunt, Cosplay and Cosplay Workshops, Cosplay Championship, PopCon Masquerade, Podcast awards, eSports Tournaments Name: Kitsunekon Date: July 14 Location: Green Bay, WI Events: Guests, Cosplay Contest, Panels, Dance(s), Video Game Room, Boffer Room, Tabletop, Room, Vendor Room Name: Anime-Zing Date: July 14-16 Location: Davenport, IA Events: Cosplay, Anime Screening, Gaming, ConSweet, Fan-lead Panels, Autographs, Dealers Room, Date Auction, Formal Ball, Rave Dance, Artists Alley, Meet-ups, Concerts Name: Motor City Steam Con Date: July 14-16 Location: Detroit, MI Events: Vendors, Musical Entertainers, Authors, Guests, Steam Punk Cosplay, Panels, Performers Name: Glass City Con Date: July 15-16 Location: Toledo, OH Events: Guests, Anime Screening, Gaming, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Special Events, Panels, Dealers, Artists Alley Name: AnimeIowa Date: July 28-30 Location: Coralville, IA Events: Panels, Anime Market, Cosplay Chess, Charity Events, Table Top Gaming, Art Exhibits, Cosplay and Cosplay Photo Contests, Family Programming, Photo Shoots, Cafe AI, Room Party, AMV Contests, Video Room, Anime Mini Festival and Contest, Karaoke Contest. Name: IkasuCon Date: July 28-30 Location: Fort Wayne, IN Events: Dungeon Crawl, Guests, Signature Events, Cosplay, Game Room, Table Top Gaming, Exhibition Hall, Panels. DECEMBER; Name: Con+Alt+Delete Location: Chicago, IL Date: Dec 15-17 Events: C+A+D gives you the chance to meet a thousand of your fellow friends and anime fans in celebrating Japanese animation and nerd culture. Join us if you love Hetalia, Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh, Lolita Fashion, Homestuck, My Little Pony, Sci-Fi, or Video Games. We encourage you to attend in your favorite cosplay costume and join us in celebrating everything that nerds and geeks enjoy. Come to our Comic Con in Chicago and have fun.